14-foot Burmese python loose in Indiana city, police warn

Posted at 9:57 PM, May 22, 2018

BEECH GROVE, Ind. – Police are urging the public to be on the lookout for a large python on the loose in Beech Grove, Indiana.

The snake is a Burmese python said to be 14 feet long, according to WXIN. The animal is a pet, but it's not yet clear how it slithered out of its owner's home.

"She's not a monster. Just don't try to touch her, corral her," the snake's visibly worried owner told WTHR. "If you see her, call police. Put a box over her and call police."

Police say the snake may be in the area of 400 block of Byland Drive.

News of the reptile's escape spread quickly on Twitter:

Anyone who sees the python is asked to leave it alone and dial 911.